Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

This is one of my faves, but doesn't get a lot of love from the royal watching crowds. History This one started its royal life with Infanta Maria de la Paz of Spain. It was a wedding present from her mother, Queen Isabella II upon her marriage to Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria in 1883.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

Belgium

In Defense of the Tiara – Belgian Nine Provinces

This time around we are in the not so deep Belgian vaults, taking a look at their "big gun" tiara: The Nine Provinces Tiara. The Facts The Nine Provinces Tiara joined the Belgian vault in 1926, as a wedding present from the people of Belgium to Princess Astrid of Sweden, upon her marriage to King… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Belgian Nine Provinces

Denmark

In Defense of the Tiara – Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara

The Facts This delicate diamond tiara was a wedding gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. It is convertible, and can be worn as a necklace. Its light and airy sparkles are a nice counterpoint to the elaborate ruby parure Mary has the use of for big occasions. Mary added the pearls in 2011, to… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara

Greece

In Defense of the Tiara – Greek Emeralds

We're taking a detour down to the Mediterranean this go around, discussing the Greek Emerald Tiara. Yes, I picked this picture just for the necklace... The Facts This one goes back to Queen Olga of Greece, who brought these magnificent (and enormous) cabochon emeralds with her on her marriage to King George I in 1867.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Greek Emeralds

Sweden · Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo

Time for a perennial love it or hate it tiara...the Swedish Cameo Tiara. This one dates back to the coronation of Napoleon, apparently made for Josephine by the court's jeweler Marie-√Čtienne Nitot. Embed from Getty Images Upon Josephine's death in 1814, it seems her son, Eugene inherits the tiara. Eugene was later created Duke of… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo